Weekly Shop Rides
Friday & Saturday Social Rides
We run weekly shop rides from Flamme Rouge to suit riders of different abilities. These are great social rides where you ge to meet other cyclists in the group, enjoy the scenery of Bedfordshire and finish off with a delicious coffee and cake at the end. One of our shop team usually joins each group. Rides are suitable for road bikes
Rides leave at 10am from the shop, usually for 2 hours.
Speed & distance:
We usually run 2 groups on each day.
The faster Espresso group will ride at 16-18mph covering 32-36 miles.
The steadier Cappuccino group will ride at 13-15mph covering 25-30 miles.
The group rides together and stays together. We aim for no-one to get dropped during the ride. If there is a split on a hill then we expect people to regroup at the top.
We ride 2 breast side by side with groups of no more than 16 riders. This is to allow safe passing for motorists. We ask that riders are respectful of other road users and each other.
Please bring spares in case of punctures.
If its wet please ensure your bike has mudguards for the comfort of the other riders.
Usually decided on the day, dependant on weather conditions such as wind direction and the ability of those riding
Wednesday Training Rides
On Wednesday evenings we run our training rides. These are based on improving skills and speed. Come along if you fancy a workout or to learn something new. Details of the rides can be found on the Flamme Rouge Rouleurs Facebook Group
Spring / Summer Chaingang
During the spring and summer (April to July) we run a weekly chaingang to give people race speed practice during the peak road racing season.
Autumn CX / Gravel rides
In the late summer and autumn we have run CX / gravel rides with the forthcoming CX race season in mind.
Winter training rides?
In the deep dark cold of the winter we hide indoors praying for better weather
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